Chicken Casserole with Crackers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Sep. 18, 2023
I never bring home leftovers whenever I take this creamy chicken casserole with Ritz crackers to a potluck. Its mild flavor has broad appeal. I especially like the way that the crumb topping adds a bit of crunch to each meaty serving. —Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri


  • 8 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • Optional: Minced fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine chicken, soup and sour cream; spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine crumbs, butter and celery seed; sprinkle over chicken mixture.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 30-35 minutes. If desired, garnish with parsley.

Chicken Casserole with Crackers Tips

How do you store chicken casserole with Ritz crackers?

You can store this chicken casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When it’s time to eat, pull it out of the fridge and reheat it in the oven at 350°F for 20 minutes. Since this casserole is full of dairy, it’s not ideal for freezing. Learn more casserole tips that Grandma would want you to know.

Can you use raw chicken instead of precooked chicken for this recipe?

This casserole’s baking time isn’t long enough to cook the chicken without burning the sauce and cracker topping. If you’re starting with raw chicken, cook it first in a skillet over medium heat until it reaches 165° and is fully cooked through, and then make the casserole. Got more chicken to use up? Try more of our best chicken casserole recipes.

What other ingredients can you add to chicken casserole with Ritz crackers?

Feel free to make this casserole your own by adding frozen vegetables like broccoli florets, peas or green beans. You could even add shredded cheese, crispy fried onions or pimiento peppers for some extra zip. Love the buttery topping? Try these recipes with crackers next.

Shannon Norris, Taste of Home Senior Food Stylist and Elizabeth Harris, Taste of Home contributing writer

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 386 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.